May news …Rise in Vacancies…Drop in candidate availability.

Key Points: Continued rise in permanent placements; Growth of demand for staff picks up for the first time in nine months; Steeper decline in candidate availability triggers greater rises in pay. Permanent placements… There has been an increase in permanent placements but the rate of expansion in April was the softest witnessed in 2018. The […]

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Inflation Remains at a Record High Amid Candidate Shortages

Key Points from the February Survey: Softer rise in permanent placements High levels of candidate shortages amid high starting salaries Softer rise in staff vacancies Softer rise in permanent placements… The number of people placed in permanent jobs increased in February although at a slower rate than January’s recent high. The continued increase has  been […]

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Market update: Salary inflation hits 31 month record!

Key Points Strong rise in recruitment Starting salary inflation hits 31-month record alongside lack of candidate availability; Growth of demand for candidates declines slightly but still remains high. Sharp Increase in Permanent Placements Permanent placements have continued to rise each month for the past year-and-a-half. This growth has been linked to a greater demand for […]

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Recruitment news Jan 2018 – Permanent recruitment continues to rise at an increasing pace

Key Points from the December Survey: Permanent placements continue to rise at an increasing pace; Pay inflation remains high alongside a further decrease in candidate availability; Demand for staff softens but remains historically strong. Permanent Placements Permanent staff placements have increased at the quickest pace since August. This has resulted in a higher number of […]

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Permanent placements rise to greatest extent since August

Key Points from the November Survey: Permanent placements rise at a quicker pace; Availability of candidates continues to decline sharply; High demand for staff leads to further increases in pay; The unemployment rate remains low. Staff Appointments Rise Further… The growth in permanent placements has reached a three-month high across the UK. The rise has […]

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Decline in Availability of Candidates and Increased Starting Salaries!

Key points from the October survey: Continued growth of appointments but at a softer pace Availability falls sharply Starting salaries increase at second-quickest rate since November 2015! Commentary “Its great news that employers are continuing to hire. However, that growth is slowing down and one of the reasons is that we simply do not have enough […]

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Legal Changes on the Horizon in 2016

The recruitment industry is, according to the REC, in rude health! It predicts that in 2016 more than 90% of employers will increase headcount.  However, one of the significant external influences that is going to hit the sector this year is the National Living Wage. From April 2016 individuals aged 25 and over will be entitled […]

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November Job Market Report

Report on Jobs – November Key points from the October survey: Growth of both permanent placements and temp billings accelerates Salaries continue to rise strongly Candidate availability remains tight Faster growth of permanent and temporary appointments… October data signalled a further increase in permanent staff placements. Growth was solid and the sharpest in four months. […]

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